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Wat Lokaya Sutha

Wat Lokaya Sutha

Probably built during the early Ayutthaya Period, Wat Lokaya Sutha (วัดโลกยสุธา) means The Temple of the Earth. The temple has an east-west alignment with the main prang situated at the center.   Restored in 1954, the Reclining Buddha is the main feature of this...
Rhyolite Ghost Town

Rhyolite Ghost Town

On August 9, 1904, Frank “Shorty” Harris and Ernest “Ed” Cross discovered gold in the Bullfrog Mountains. That discovery sparked a gold rush, and prospectors registered more than 2,000 claims in a thirty mile radius of the first discovery.  ...
Isla de Cabras Leprosarium

Isla de Cabras Leprosarium

Isla de Cabras, a small islet at the western entrance of San Juan Bay, is the home of Parque Nacional Isla de Cabras. Although this island appears unremarkable, it was once home to a former leper colony.   At the end of the Spanish-American War, the United States took...
Bucoleon Palace

Bucoleon Palace

A decaying wall with three marble framed windows. These ruins are all that remain of Bucoleon Palace which was part of the Great Palace compound.   Constantine the Great began construction of the Great Palace shortly after he founded Constantinople in 324, and...
Yoros Castle

Yoros Castle

The Bosphorus is an important waterway that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara (which then meets the Dardanelles then the Aegean Sea and finally the Mediterranean Sea). In addition, the Strait separates the Continents of Asia and Europe, too. To the north,...